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Design and Technology

Our D&T subject leader is Mrs Lawson                                   

 Miss Stobbs is our subject lead whilst Mrs Lawson is on maternity leave.


At Upperby Primary School we want our children to love Design and Technology and grow up wanting to be architects, graphic designers, chefs or carpenters.  Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject.  We want our pupils to learn how to take risks, become resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens.


The design technology curriculum has been carefully crafted so that our pupils progressively develop their skills and understanding through school.  Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.  To enhance our food technology we work with Phunky foods, developing a deeper understanding of a healthy lifestyle.  While they acquire a broad range of subject knowledge, they also draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art.   We want our children to remember their DT lessons in our school and embrace the DT opportunities they are presented with.


The assessment grid for each year group have been carefully mapped out.  Skills and understanding in Design Technology  are progressive and build year on year.   Assessment information is used to inform further curriculum developments and provision is adapted accordingly.  The subject leader monitors assessments and provides support for staff to ensure continued progress.

 Long Term Planned Projects Year 1 to 6







 Each Year group completes their D&T project every second half term.